One of the things I miss the most about Denmark is something that Americans hate the most, salt licorice. My biggest guilty pleasure is, without a doubt, salt licorice and, unfortunately, it is nowhere to be found in the United States. They have a type of salt licorice in Ikea, but it is still nothing like the Danish version.
Another typical Danish thing that I miss is the concept pick-and-mix candy. We have pick-and-mix candy stores on almost every street corner in my hometown, Aarhus, and Danish people love it. A typical Friday night for me involves either an evening with my friends out or movies and a big bag of pick-and-mix candy.
Except for things that include a lot of sugar, another Danish thing that I miss is rye bread. When Danish people go to another country, one of the first things many people start missing is rye bread. You can buy a shake-and-bake kind of rye bread in Ikea, and I know that some of my Danish friends that live in San Diego already emptied Ikea for rye bread several times.
Although I love cruising around on my turquoise beach cruiser, I also miss the bike culture in Denmark to a degree. One day, I had to ride my bike from Grand Avenue to Point Loma and it almost felt like a suicide mission. Riding your bike in the street is illegal in Denmark and I must admit that I also do prefer bike lanes.
But even though there are things that I miss about Denmark, I still think waking up to sun and a blue sky every morning, being surrounded by beautiful beaches and living the Californian lifestyle wins. I am going to stay here forever.